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If you had a chance to talk with John Muir, what would you say?
A living history presentation of "The Tramp and the Roughrider" coming to Big Basin Redwoods Campfire Center on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:00pm!
Mountain Parks Foundation is proud to sponsor this interpretive prgram featuring Lee Stetson as Join Muir and Alan Sutterfield as President Teddy Roosevelt. These skillful storytellers will illuminate an extraordinary encounter of two key figures in the presevation of America's natural wonders.
General seating is FREE - a donation to Mountain Parks Foundation is requested.
Parking: $10 Day Use Fee collected by CA State Parks
Reserved seating available to Mountain Parks Foundation Partners with advance reservation. Please call 831-335-3174 for more information and to reserve your seat.
Parks Forward Commission Report Calls for “Fundamental Transformation” of California State Parks
Fundraising Dinner at the Shadowbrook Restaurant
DATE: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Gather your friends and family and enjoy the incredible food and the festive atmosphere at the Shadowbrook Restaurant while you help support educational programs in our Redwoods State Parks at the same time!
On Tuesday, March 10th, the Shadowbrook Restaurant will once again generously donate 1/3 of the cost of your dinner, including drinks, to Mountain Parks Foundation.
Call Shadowbrook at 831-475-1511 to make reservations for March 10th and be sure to tell them you are dining in support of Mountain Parks Foundation. The dining room opens at 5 pm and tables can be reserved as late as 8:30 pm. Come early, stay late, enjoy a wonderful meal with friends new and old in support of a worthy cause!
SAVE THE DATE! 21st Annual LOBSTER FEED Fundraiser - Saturday, October 10, 2015
Complete buffet dinner in the forest, non-alcoholic drinks, and live entertainment. *Two (2) alcoholic beverages included in General Ticket price. Additional wine and beer will be available with premium raffle ticket purchase at the event.
Complete dinner served to you under a canopy of trees at a reserved VIP table, drinks, and live entertainment. Alcoholic beverages and one premium raffle ticket are included in VIP Ticket price.
Tickets will go on sale for the 2015 Lobster Feed in the summer. Check back online at www.mountainparks.org, or by phone at (831) 335-3174 to learn more about the Lobster Feed.
The 30th Annual Ohlone Day is Coming in September!
Saturday, September 12, 2015 10am to 4pm
In the News!
Mountain Parks Foundation Receives 2014 Best of Felton Award
FELTON April 23, 2014 -- Mountain Parks Foundation has been selected for the 2014 Best of Felton Award in the Environmental Protection Organization category by the Felton Award Program.
Each year, the Felton Award Program identifies organizations that they believe have achieved exceptional success in their local community and business category. These are local organizations that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Felton area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Felton Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Felton Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Felton Award Program:
The Felton Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Felton area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Felton Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
In the News!
UK writer STEVE ADAMS is touring California in a motorhome for a feature that will appear in Camping & Caravanning magazine later this year. Here’s his final report from the road.
Instagram Snapshot "#SCWildflower" Photo Contest!
To celebrate spring, wildflowers and our beautiful Santa Cruz Area California State Parks, @VisitSantaCruz is running a photo contest on Instagram
so we can share the wildflower love!
WHEN: Contest begins Saturday, April 5, 2014 and ends Monday,
April 28, 2014
WHERE: Any Santa Cruz County State Park
HOW: Simply snap a picture of some wildflowers while you are out
and about and share your photo on Instagram using #SCWildflowers!
At the end of the contest a winner will be chosen and will receive a
$25 gift certificate to the Nature Store at Henry Cowell Redwoods
State Park, a $25 gift certificate to any Friends ParkStore, 2 tickets
to ride a steam train at Roaring Camp Railroads and some awesome
Santa Cruz swag!
Contest brought to you by the Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council in partnership with the Mountain Parks Foundation & Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks. For visitor information logon to santacruz.org.
Discover more about local wildflowers at Rancho del Oso's annual Wildflower Weekend April 26 & 27 from 11am to 4pm. For more information call (831) 427-2288 or visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=26539. Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017.
Sponsor a Tree in memory of a loved one, as a unique gift, or to celebrate a special occasion.
In The News!
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is making the news in Ireland! Travel writer, Fergus McDonnell, visited our park last October and wrote a lovely article about his visit that was recently published in the Irish Sunday Independent.